Paul Harris Fellows
The Paul Harris Fellowship is named for Paul Harris, who founded Rotary with three business associates in Chicago in 1905. The fellowship was established in his honor in 1957 to express appreciation for a contribution of $1,000 to the humanitarian and educational programs of The Rotary Foundation.
Seventeen members of the Rotary Club of Fulton are Paul Harris Fellows. New members are encouraged to make annual contributions to The Rotary Foundation each year of until they become Paul Harris Fellows. However, several club members continue annually giving to the Rotary Foundation. Fulton Rotarians have given a total of $103,000 to the Rotary Foundation, since its inception.
Paul Harris Fellows earn additional recognition by earning “plus” recognition for each additional $1,000 in contributions.
Members whose lifetime contributions to the Foundation total $10,000 earn the status of “Major Donor” with appropriate recognition.
Additionally, members are encouraged to name the Rotary Foundation in their will, becoming Benefactors for amounts in excess of $1,000, or members of the Bequest society for amounts in excess of $10,000.